By Robin Wasserman
One evening. One physique, damaged in a pool of blood.
One killer, misplaced within the shadows.
One lady, left behind.
Left on my own, to stand the implications.
To locate the truth.
To avenge the useless.
One evening is all it takes to alter Nora Kane's lifestyles perpetually. Her ally is lifeless; her boyfriend has vanished. And the path of blood leads directly again to her: the individual that can be in charge. the individual that should be subsequent.
Desperate to avoid wasting the folk she loves and made up our minds to discover justice for those she's misplaced, Nora reveals a gloomy net of mystery societies and shadowy conspirators, all pushed by means of a mad wish to own whatever that would no longer even exist. whatever to which Nora herself may possibly carry the foremost. It seems her evening of blood is only one piece in a puzzle that spans continents and centuries—and fixing it can be the one means she will keep her personal existence.
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